Yamaha YZ250 VS KTM 250 SX

KTM 250 SX KTM knows that there’s still a demand for two-stroke motocross bikes. In 2012 KTM reworked on the chassis for its 250 SX, this should be enough proof that the two-stroke market is still alive. The 250 SX has a chromemoly frame fitted with a rising-rate linkage-type suspension that uses a one-piece cast aluminum swingarm and WP shocks. This two-stroke single has a light and powerful engine which brings the bike’s total weight down to 214 lbs. The air box uses a high performance Twin Air filter and is easy to get to without tools, which is convenient for quick maintenance checks.

2014 Yamaha YZ250 A great option for Yamaha two-stroke fans is definitely the YZ250, even if the four-stroke motocrossers got the latest engineering. Using a reed-valve smoker, an amazing spread of power is produced by Yamaha’s YPVS exhaust power valve and carbon-fiber reed valves. Both the swingarm and frame are made from aluminum and incorporated with a long-travel KYB suspension. The rider is able to maintain stability with an adjustable-mount ProTaper aluminum handlebar, titanium footpegs, and gripper seat cover. r.

2014 KTM 250 SX Specs

Cost: $7199

Claimed weight: 214 lbs.

Seat height: 39.0 in.

Fuel capacity: 2.0 gal.

Wheel travel front/back: 11.8/13.0 in.

Front/Rear brakes: Disc/disc

Engine: two-stroke single

Bore x Stroke: 66.4 x 72.0mm

Displacement: 249cc

Transmission speeds: 5

2014 Yamaha YZ250 Specs

Cost: $7150

Claimed weight: 227 lbs.

Seat height: 39.1 in.

Fuel capacity: 2.1 gal.

Wheel travel front/back: 11.8/12.4 in.

Front/Rear brakes: Disc/disc

Engine: two-stroke single

Bore x Stroke: 66.4 x 72.0mm

Displacement: 249cc

Transmission speeds: 5

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